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Be Well (NYC)

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The Counseling Center is breaking out the coloring books, rounding the kickball bases, and so much more to put your mind and body at ease for this year’s Wellness Week, starting March 7.

Each year, the Pace NYC Counseling Center and sponsoring organizations bring you Wellness Week, a week-long series of outreach events designed to promote mental, physical, and emotional wellness within the Pace Community. This year’s events range from self defense to study breaks, and a queer sex panel in between. Check them out and join the conversation on Twitter at @PaceWellness16.

Turn it Around
Monday, March 7 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Presented by Pace student Abbe Dembowitz, we’ll be turning negative thoughts to positive affirmations, one photo at a time. The Turn It Around Project's mission is to provide a simplistic approach to a complicated problem: Turn it around. In providing positive affirmations for negative thoughts through photographic expression, individuals will be able to gain a newfound sense of self. Together we can create awareness, community, and garner positivity for the best and worst in us all. Follow the Turn It Around Project on Instagram.

Mindful Mondays
Monday, March 7 | 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Fulton Hall Lounge
RAs Alex, Melissa, and Daniel are making your Monday night more colorful and a lot less stressful with a group coloring session. Dare to go outside the lines.

Self Love and Sexual Health
Monday, March 7 | 9:00 p.m. | 182 Broadway, Main Lounge
RA Kelly is talking about sex, relationships, and how the two can healthfully come together to make us feel good about ourselves.

Self Defense Training
Tuesday, March 8 | 9:00 p.m. | 182 Broadway, Game Room
There’s no such thing as being too prepared when it comes to your safety. RA Tyler is showing you how to protect yourself and be safe in the city that never sleeps with some self defense tips. Hi-yah! Take that, danger.

Safe Smart Dating
Tuesday, March 8 | 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.| Student Union
Online dating, Tinder, blind date, mutual friends. There are so many ways to meet your special someone, which is why Jewish Women International, Sigma Delta Tau, and Zeta Beta Tau are hosting a peer-led discussion on how to keep it special and safe when you finally do meet that certain someone. Men and women alike will be discussing dating abuse, sexual assault, bystander intervention, and more at this workshop.

Exploring Your Chakra
Tuesday, March 8 | 10:00 p.m. | 182 Broadway, Screening Room
Get to know the seven energy points within you for a new outlook on meditation and spirituality. RA DazMann will help you navigate your chakras in a way that might just shock ya. Sorry, couldn’t resist!

The Future Self Project
Wednesday, March 9 | 12:00 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Meeting Room A
Who do you imagine you will be in four years? What will you be doing? Will you be graduating from Pace with honors? Will you be working at your dream job? Will you be traveling in another country? Will you be married? Will you be single and loving it? Design a time capsule to be opened in four years and see how far you’ve come.

Wednesday, March 9 | 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Gym
You’re never too old for fun and games. Kick away your stress and watch if fly across the Gym.

Therapy Analyzed: Debunking Myths from the Couch
Wednesday, March 9 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
What comes to your mind when you think about therapy? It is likely that you may have gotten these ideas from something you have seen in the media. This workshop aims to debunk these myths and promote therapy positivity across campus!

Self Defense
Wednesday, March 9 | 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Fulton Hall, 2nd Floor
Safety comes first here at Pace. Learn some self-defense techniques that will prepare you for unexpected situations.

Healthy Snacking
Wednesday, March 9 | 8:00 p.m. | 182 Broadway, Screening Room
Ditch the Doritos and pick up some popcorn. RA Brandon is here to show you how to swap out your junk food for healthier options to get your mind and body feeling great.

What Does Addiction Look Like: This Story Might Surprise You
Thursday, March 10 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Student Union
Watch the HBO documentary Addiction and stick around for a discussion about recent trends, myths, and misconceptions that are related to addiction.

Study and Chill
Thursday, March 10 | 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | 55 John Street, Basement
RA Dan is the man with a plan for passing your midterm exams. Join him in the basement of John Street for a quiet place to study and snack with your fellow Setters.

Let’s Get Silly
Thursday, March 10 | 9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | 55 John Street, Lobby
Squish your stress away, right between your fingers, with some homemade silly puddy, brought to you by RA Hunter. Learn about the history of Silly Putty and the interesting circumstances that led to its creation.

Queer Sex outside the Margins: Queer Wellness Panel
Friday, March 11 | 12:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | One Pace Plaza, Room W614
What is polyamory? How do we learn about sex? What’s all the buzz with BDSM? Come join us for a presentation focused on kink, pornography, and sex positivity within the queer community! A panel of SEXperts will have a Q&A following the presentation and no question is off the table! Lunch will be provided, along with the chance to win a sexy prize.